Serverless

How Serverless Is Shaping the Future of Software Development

13 Jun 2017 2:00pm, by

Serverless architectures are often positioned as the next big thing in cloud computing, but what exactly is serverless, who is utilizing these tools and services, and how is this ecosystem maturing? In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, we spoke to Mike Roberts, co-founder of Symphonia.io, about all things serverless.

Symphonia is Roberts and John Chapin, industry veterans who started using serverless tools a little over a year ago. Roberts has authored the serverless architectures section of Martin Fowler’s website, which has served as an introduction to serverless concepts for many. We asked Roberts to help us establish what exactly serverless is, and what kinds of customers he expects to be adopting serverless in the near term. We also cleared up some concepts around serverless, including the myth of “NoOps.”

Topics

0:52: About Symphonia and how It got started.
3:20: What serverless really means.
7:59: Are outages such as the recent Amazon S3 outage something that can be prevented with serverless environments?
11:53: The demographics of Symphonia’s use cases.
21:13: Where serverless overlaps with data streaming.
26:46: What’s next for Symphonia in 2017.

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